Tasbi: A compact bracelet device capable of rendering complex multisensory squeeze and vibrotactile feedback


Augmented and virtual reality are poised to deliver the next generation of computing interfaces. To fully immerse users, it will become increasingly important to couple visual information with tactile feedback for interactions with
the virtual world. Small wearable devices which approximate or substitute for sensations in the hands offer an attractive path forward. Tasbi is a multisensory haptic wristband capable of delivering squeeze and vibrotactile
feedback. The device features a novel mechanism for generating evenly distributed and purely normal squeeze forces around the wrist. Our approach ensures that Tasbi’s six radially spaced vibrotactors maintain position and exhibit consistent
skin coupling.


E. PezentO’Malley, M. K.Israr, A.Samad, M.Robinson, S.Agarwal, P.Benko, H., and Colonnese, N.Explorations of Wrist Haptic Feedback for AR/VR Interactions with TasbiExtended Abstracts of the 2020 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. Association for Computing Machinery, New York, NY, USA, 2020.

E. PezentIsrar, A.Samad, M.Robinson, S.Agarwal, P.Benko, H., and Colonnese, N.Tasbi: Multisensory Squeeze and Vibrotactile Wrist Haptics for Augmented and Virtual Reality2019 IEEE World Haptics Conference (WHC). 2019.